In the class, Hawkins takes an interdisciplinary approach to the pedagogy of writing by exposing the students to a variety of writings both fictive and crititcal following the motto that 'education is teaching someone how to learn for the rest of their lives.' The discussion includes William James and experience, Colette and autobiographical writing, and reading selections from Colette's Earthly paradise. The class ends with a free-ranging conversation among the class participants. This is...
A Bobbie Louise Hawkins lecture, The sounding word. Hawkins discusses the writings of Werner Heisenberg and his uncertainty principle, Louis Zukofsky on defining poetry, Ysaye Barnwell's views of the effect of singing on the physical human body, Paul Valery, Michael Ondaatje from his book Coming Through Slaughter, and Charles Olson on verticality.
A writing class by Bobbie Louise Hawkins from 1978 at Naropa Institute. In this class Bobbie explore an interdisciplinary approach to pedigogy following the motto, "Education is teaching someone how to learn for the rest of their lives." In this Bobbie does not discuss writing explicitly, but rather reads from various works, both literary and critical to create an atmosphere of indipendant exploration in learning. This is class 1 of 3.
Bobbie Louise Hawkins lectures on Marguerite Duras: Imagining a Life, the first lecture in a four part series called Four Extraordinary Women. Hawkins talks about the life and writing of Duras, focusing on the book, The Lover. She also talks about autobiography as fiction and the writing process.
Second half of a faculty reading at the 2004 Naropa Summer Writing Program, with Heather Ackerberg, Brenda Coultas, Joanne Kyger, and Bobbie Louise Hawkins. This is the conclusion of the event including just the end of Hawkins's final piece, which was cut off on the previous recording. (Continued from 04P008)
First half of a reading with Bobbie Louise Hawkins and Anne Waldman. Hawkins reads from her work "Take love, for instance." Waldman reads "War crimes" followed by performances of "Bardo corridor," and William Blake's "Garden of love," with musical accompaniment by Steven Taylor. (Continues on 02P085)
Jerome Rothenberg class on ethnopoetics and performance discussing Seneca ceremonies, difficulties with serious poetry on TV, technology and individual experience, the dangers of obsessiveness, using comedy as a remedy, and the function of music. There is also an off-topic student discussion early in the class.
First half of a class with Anne Waldman and Bobbie Louise Hawkins speaking on New American Poetry, including the theory and techniques of writing poetry, focusing on taking on other identities and voices as a writer. They read and discuss passages from a variety of writers including Gary Snyder, Robert Graves and Jerome Rothenberg. They discuss experimental writing techniques such as using the roots of words in order to generate new ideas and the role of the artist in society. Hawkins leads a...
A short lecture by Bobbie Louise Hawkins followed by a longer lecture by Hettie Jones. Hawkins's lecture, "The quality of attention," focuses on finding one's voice as a writer and the necessary tools to do so. Jones's lecture, "Writer as witness," focuses on her life as a writer, mother, social activist and teacher.
Second half of a class with Anne Waldman and Bobbie Louise Hawkins speaking on the theory and techniques of writing poetry, focusing on taking on other identities and voices as a writer. They read and discuss passages from a variety of writers including Gary Snyder, Robert Graves and Jerome Rothenberg. They discuss experimental writing techniques such as using the roots of words in order to generate new ideas. Hawkins leads a performance exercise. This half concludes the student performance...
A Robin Blaser lecture titled Belief, doubt and politics. Blaser discusses Clayton Eshelman, Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Lecture on the times," surrealism and romanticism, Victor Hugo, crucifixes and virgins, Francis Fukuyama and the end of history, Hanna Arendt, Lucian's "Zeus Rants," Robin Blaser's "Rose, Jack and Rexella Van Imp, Sappho and Ann Carsons, Martha Nussbaum, Ariadne and the soul as spider. The lecture ends with a question and answer session. (Part 1 of a two...
A Bobbie Louise Hawkins and Carl Rakosi reading. Hawkins reads an excerpt from her novel The Sanguin Breast of Margaret, a short piece "Work and getting on with it," and others. Rakosi reads "The new world," "The realists," "Go preach Christ," "Old hickory," "The bottom line," and others.
Summer Writing Program faculty reading from 2000. Bobby Louise Hawkins reads from what she describes as a novel in progress tentatively titled Welcome to the Bon Voyage Hotel. Janine Pommy Vega reads from her book of poems The Mad Dogs of Trieste. Hettie Jones reads several of her own poems.
A panel with Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Bhanu Kapil Rider, Renee Gladman, Laird Hunt, and members of the audience in a wide ranging discussion of writing fiction across cultures, personally and within narratives; how that fiction can be received; objectivity; and our currently multimedia-ed, overpopulated world.
byHawkins, Bobbie Louise; Jarnot, Lisa; Taylor, Steven; Wright, Laura
A reading with Naropa faculty members Steven Taylor, Lisa Jarnot, and Bobbie Louise Hawkins. Steven Taylor reads recent work including "Perfect pleasure" and "Pajama poems for Robert Creeley." Lisa Jarnot reads "Ode," "Song of the chinchilla," and other poems. Bobbie Louise Hawkins reads a piece called "All the livelong day."
byGinsberg, Allen; Hawkins, Bobbie Louise; Taylor, Steven; Waldman, Anne
First half of a reading with Steven Taylor, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Allen Ginsberg, and Anne Waldman. Taylor sings "Who pays the piper calls the tune," "Invisible people," and other songs. Hawkins reads "Mrs. Florence Foster Jenkins" and other prose pieces. (Continues on 89P046.)
A reading at the Boulder Theater by Clark Coolidge and Robert Creeley with introductions by Bobbie Louise Hawkins and Anselm Hollo. The readings include Coolidge's "City in Regard" and Creeley's "So There," "O Max," "Life," "Helsinki Window," "The Seasons" and "Body." (Continues on 91p071.) ( 1 reviews ) Topics: New American Poetry, beat movement, performance poetry
byGinsberg, Allen; Hawkins, Bobbie Louise; Hollo, Anselm; Waldman, Anne
A reading at the Boulder Theater with Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman, with introductions by Bobbie Louise Hawkins and Anselm Hollo. Included in this reading are Ginsberg's "After the Big Parade" and the first reading of "Fall of America." Waldman, Steven Taylor and Elliot Greenspan perform works from Iovis. (Continued from 91p070.) ( 1 reviews ) Topics: New American Poetry, beat movement, performance poetry
A panel of four women writers from the Beat Generation, including Joanne Kyger, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Hettie Jones, and Janine Pommy Vega, discuss their own work and influences as well as the context and history of the Beat Generation, and their role within that context. ( 1 reviews )
byGinsberg, Allen; Hawkins, Bobbie Louise; Taylor, Steven; Waldman, Anne
A performance by Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, and Steven Taylor. The recording includes: Ginsberg accompanied by Taylor performing "1948: A Western Ballad," Hawkins's "Middle-Aged Woman Stardust Rap," and Waldman accompanied by Taylor performing "Contra Chant." Also included is an untitled song performed by Taylor. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: New American Poetry, Beat Movement, political poetry, Buddhism, performance poetry, Naropa...
First half of a Naropa Summer Writing Program faculty reading, featuring poetry by Roberto Tejado and Robin Blaser, prose by Bobbie Louise Hawkins, and poetry and prose by Eileen Myles. (Continued on 01P055)
First half of a benefit for the Boulder County Safehouse, a shelter for battered women. Female poets read their own work, and the work of other women poets. Readers include Lee Christopher, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Max Regan, Thalia Field, Julie Kizershot, Eileen Myles, Hettie Jones, Janine Pommy Vega, and Anne Waldman. The readings include Lee Christopher's "Sister Margaret," Sandra Cisneros's "Salvador late or early" (read by Julie Kizershot), and Janine Pommy Vega's...
Panel discussion on the visual arts and perfection including the vision between amateurs and professionals, poetry and prose happening anywhere, black prayer meetings and improvising with words, and keeping the world safe for poetry. ( 1 reviews )